How to Install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

How to Install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

In this article, I’m going to show you how to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC. Apple recently at WWDC2018 announced their new operating system which is macOS Mojave 10.14. At the moment, you can test the developer preview of macOS Mojave on virtualization software such as VMware and VirtualBox. It’s highly recommended to test the developer preview on VMware or VirtualBox because it’s very risky to install it on a personal computer. If you would like to test on your real machine, you can do that as well but keep in mind that you must have a full backup of your data in case something happened inconveniently. To Install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows just go through the step by step guide down below and do exactly as the guide is shown.

Related: Install macOS Mojave on VirtualBox on Windows
Related: Install macOS Catalina on VMware on Windows

To install macOS Mojave on VMware, you need WinRAR or 7zip, macOS Mojave 10.14 VMDK file, VMware Workstation/Player. All the essential files are listed down below for download.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 GB memory
  • Minimum 2 cores of processors
  • Hard disk free space 20 GB
  • Graphics memory 256 MB
  • Your system should support Intel or AMD VT (Virtualization Technology)
  • VT (Virtualization Technology) Should be enabled from BIOS setup

Files to Download

Steps To Install macOS Mojave on VMware

  1. Extract macOS Mojave VMDK File
  2. Install VMware on Your PC
  3. Open Unlocker Folder & Install Patch Tool
  4. Create & Edit New Virtual Machine
  5. Edit macOS Mojave VMX File
  6. Play macOS Mojave VM

Step 1: Extract macOS Mojave VMDK File

Once you have downloaded macOS Mojave VMDK file, then you need to extract it via WinRAR or 7zip after that you can use the image. To unzip the file, just right-click on file then select“Extract Here.“ It will take around 5 minutes to complete extraction process.

Tip: If you’ve downloaded 9 Parts just right click on one of the parts then select Extract to macOS Mojave 10.14 by wikigain. The reason we uploaded 9 parts because some people don’t have a stable or high internet speed so that they can download all 9 parts and it’s basically the same as one part.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Extract macOS Mojave VMDK File

Step 2: Install VMware on Your PC

Download VMware Workstation 14 Pro from the link mentioned above, then Install it on your Windows PC. To install VMware, just double click on its setup then hit Next and Next. Finally, click “Finished.” If you have installed already, then skip this step.

Step 3: Open Unlocker Folder & Install Patch Tool

Important Note: Before applying this step you must exit VMware then follow the step below.

Now, you need to download patch tool from the link mentioned in Download section of this post and unzip it via WinRAR. Navigate to Unlocker folder and right-click on win-install, select Run as administrator. The reason you are doing this step because you won’t see Apple Mac OS X on the Operating system list of VMware unless you install this tool.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Install Win-Install

Step 4: Create & Edit New Virtual Machine

#1. Now open VMware and click on “Create a New Virtual Machine”(Ctrl+N) then select Typical (Recommended) and click Next.

How to Install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Create a New macOS Mojave Virtual Machine

#2. Select“I will install the operating system later” and click Next. Now choose“Apple Mac OS X” from operating system list then select macOS 10.14 from version and click Next.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Select Guest Operating System

#3. Name the virtual machine macOS Mojave 10.14 or any other name that you prefer then browse a location to save virtual machine files and click Next. Don’t Specify the disk space just select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Type a Name & Select Location

Note: You need to save it somewhere you remember and in a separate folder because later on, you will need to edit one of this file.

#4. The essential VM files for macOS Mojave has been created, so go ahead and click Finish.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Ready to Create Virtual Machine

#5. Open the macOS Mojave Virtual Machine then click on Edit Virtual Machine Settings.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Edit Virtual Machine

Note: Don’t run the Virtual Machine until you made the essential changes.

#6. Increase the Memory from 2 GB to 4 GB or higher for better performance.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Choose Memory Size

#7. Increase the CPU processor core from 2 cores to or Higher cores for better performance. Finally, click OK to save all the changes that you made to the virtual machine settings.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Choose Number of Processors

#8. Select Hard Disk from device section and Remove it.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Virtual Machine Settings

#9. Click Add button at the bottom of Virtual Machine window.

#10. Select Hard Disk from Hardware section and click Next. Select SATA as disk type and click Next.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Create New Virtual Hard Disk

#11. In this step, select the second option (Use an existing virtual disk) and click Next. Now, browse for macOS Mojave VMKD file.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Select a Disk

#12. Select macOS Mojave VMKD File and click Open.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Open macOS Mojave VMDK File

Step 5: Edit macOS Mojave VMX File

It’s time to edit VMX file. This file is the modification of VMware Virtual Machine. Navigate to macOS Mojave folder which you select in step #4 of this guide. If you didn’t specify a new location then have a look at the default location which is Document>Virtual Machine.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Open VMX File via Notepad

Right click on macOS Mojave 10.14 by wikigain.vmx then open it via Notepad or any third party text editor.

Scroll down to the bottom of texts and add this code smc.version = “0” or smc.version = 0 and click on File tab then click Save.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Edit VMX File

Step 6: Play macOS Mojave VM

#1. Open macOS Mojave Virtual Machine then Click Power on this virtual machine.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Start Virtual Machine

#2. Choose your Country and click on Continue.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Select Your Country of Region

#3. Click Continue.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Data & Privacy

#4. Pick a keyboard Layout and click on Continue.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Select Your Keyboard Layout

#5. Now choose your method to transfer information to this Mac and click on Continue. Here I don’t want to transfer any information.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Transfer Information to This Mac

#5. In this step, you can to Sign in with your Apple ID. Otherwise, skip it and do it later. Select Don’t Sign in and click on Continue.

Relate: How to create an Apple ID

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Sign In with Your Apple ID

#6. Agree to the Terms and Conditions.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Agree to Terms & Conditions

#7. Fill out the Full name,  Account name, Password, Hint and check the box of Set time zone based on Current location. Then finally click on Continue to create your user account for macOS Mojave 10.14.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Create a Computer Account

#8. On the Expres Set Up page, you don’t want to do something just click Continue.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Express Setup

#9. Dark mode feature is added newly to macOS Mojave 10.14 so you can select light or dark mode. Just select one of these looks and click Continue.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Choose You Look

#10. Wait a little while to Setting Up Your Mac. Then it will run to the desktop of macOS Mojave.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Conclusion

In this article, I’ve shown you the step by step guide to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows PC. If I left out something and didn’t mention please let me know by commenting down below this post. We have lots of new posts related to macOS Mojave so just stay up to date with us.

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

How to install macOS Mojave on VMware on Windows

Mukhtar Jafari is the CEO of wikigain.com and he is a blog writer on different technology platforms such as Android, iOS, PC and Macintosh. He would like to share his experiences with IT enthusiast via this blog. He loves IT stuff and currently studying CCNA, Linux and MCSA.

69 Comments

  1. Alaa Muhammad Reply

    why when i get extract the compressed folders of the mac os mojave didn’t work out ad give me an error!!!!!

    please help me

  2. Sam Reply

    I followed that sentence, but it doesn’t work with VMware Player 15, which is installed on Windows 8.1 and keeps booting continues to boot. What should I do?

  3. Larry Reply

    Hi – I installed Mojave successfully. Everything looks good, but Apple will not take my Apple password to connect me to my data on iCloud. I tried to authenticate several ways. I input my password (I know it is correct) but the window hangs.

    In another attempt to authenticate, Mojave asks me for my passwords on my iPhone and iPad, but even though they both have 6-digit passwords, Mojave is only giving me a field for 4 digits.

  4. rick Reply

    It runs sluggishly in VMware. Does that mean that mean I probably shouldn’t install the OS on my laptop? Is VMware an accurate way to see how it would run if I did so?

  5. Mahdi Akbaryan Reply

    Hello there,
    Thanks for all your tutorials. I am intended to run macOS on windows just because of Xcode. I used your tutorial and installed High Sierra besides linked VM Tools on that tutorial. Everything worked well but when I tried to DL Xcode I noticed that it is possible for OS 13.x and earlier versions. So I decided to to install Mojave. A problem with Mojave’s tutorial is that there is no linked VM Tools specified to Mojave. I used the VM Tools linked for High Sierra but it did not work. Would you please help me with installing a proper VM tools for macOS mojave on VMW 14?
    Tanks a lot.

  6. Jay Keyes Reply

    Great content and post.

    I managed to get my Mojave VM up and running on Win10 & Player 15, but the Photos application is not rendering many of the photos in my iCloud library and instead displaying solid black rectangles instead of the photos, both in thumbnails and then when I click on them to drill down into the photo. When I try to Edit the black rectangle/photo from within Photos, the Photos app dies with a core dump that references CUI render/draw calls as the culprit. This seems to impact only HEIC files taken in portrait orientation by my iPhone XS Max. Oddly enough, the same HEIC files render fine if taken in landscape orientation. When I pull any of the non-rendering files out of the Photos app, they render fine in “Preview.”

    On my physical Macs, these photos are fine, and they’re fine in iCloud.

    Any ideas?

  7. ahmad Reply

    hello
    thank you for lesson and work 100% for me
    but i have a problem. i install app and copy files to my vmware mac
    but when delete and move to trash my copied files and uninstall installed apps, not free up space after empty trash and uninstall apps and the vmdk mac file size is constantly increasing
    please help me

  8. ahmad Reply

    hello
    please add 10.14.1 version of mac, vmdk file
    i know update in mac with app store and update center but need 10.14.1 latest stabke version of mac vmdk file, thank you

  9. Dylan57richem Reply

    Hi,
    I have an error when i launch macOS : “The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine.”
    I have Ryzen 7 1700X with SVM Mode enabled so normally virtualization work but with macOS 10.14 (and 10.12, i have tried) no. Maybe you have a fix for this ? :/

  10. Johnny Reply

    Mouse Pointer Issues: I am somewhat of a noob with this. I have installed VMware Tools but the mouse is “misaligned.” It does not respond where the mouse pointer appears. How do I fix this?

  11. Farooq Reply

    All archives are corrupt or damaged. i downloaded the files 10 times but still show the same error.
    the irony is that i have a limited bandwidth connection and i have already used my bandwidth for whole month due to this download. i am so sad now !!!

  12. Farooq Reply

    Hi there the archives are not working they are all damaged. I downloaded the file 10 times but it shows damage error everytime and the irony is that i have limited bandwidth connection so due to this download i have already used my bandwidth for the whole month. i am very sad right now !

  13. marco Reply

    hi. I need use a vmware version 12, but when I run the virtual Mojave it return this error : “The selected virtual disk is incompatible with this Workstation 12.x virtual machine. Adding this disk would make this virtual machine incompatible with older VMware products.”
    Can you help me ?

      1. bahaa ka

        i did it
        no chance until now
        but i really need a solution because i need to setup the virtual machine for ios development
        plz if you can lend a hand help me to solve this issue

  14. abdelhai Reply

    i install the Patch Tool for mojave 10.4
    the probleme in select a guest operating systeme apple mac os s x not show

  15. Jan Herps Reply

    The same as Ben:
    1 – The resolution is stuck on HiDPI so I get 2x UI size. I try to switch to non HiDPI and it immediately reverts back without any input. I tried SwitchResX and it crashed trying with switch resolutions.

  16. Seehan Needa Reply

    Archive files are corrupt! Hours of downloading and in the end they cannot be opened at all. Both Mojave and Patch Tools

  17. heythem Reply

    I’ve a problem after I installed Vmware tools : I still can’t fix the display? or the shared folder?
    I did uninstall an install many times with no results

      1. heythem

        I tried that now but the same problem every time. doesn’t support display or shared folder!!!
        my virtual mac is 10.13 and I update before to 10.13.5 do you think if I update it to 10.13.6 could fix this issue or not?

      2. Faiz Orz

        No dear, i think it’s not because of the macOS version. Reinstall and make sure to install VMWare tools also and it might fix your issue.

  18. realtebo Reply

    Is there a way to run it under Hyper-V? I cannot disable Docker to run it 🙂

    Anyway, great tutorial !

  19. Ben Reply

    I’ve managed to install things but there are a couple goofy things:

    1 – The resolution is stuck on HiDPI so I get 2x UI size. I try to switch to non HiDPI and it immediately reverts back without any input. I tried SwitchResX and it crashed trying with switch resolutions.

    2 – Performance is sluggish, especially with the UI. I feel like it is having graphical troubles, is it because my NVidia 1060 is not supported?

    1. Jhonsan Reply

      Hey Ben,
      It sucks, I’ve struggling it so far until I found it here how to fix things, check. You’ll thanks me later.

      https://www.geekrar.com/fix-macos-mojave-screen-resolutionhidpi-on-vmware/

  20. Lee Reply

    Great tutorial! Thank you. Just need to find serial key for VMWare Workstation. Better to user VmWare Player instead.

  21. Naguah Reply

    @heythem
    You need to update VmWare to latest version and then run unlocker. This will give you 10.14 as an option.

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